Author: edjusted

I like ramen! I'm not a connoisseur and I'm not much of a writer, but I know what I like and I'll try my best to describe what I like and why I like it.

brain ramen

I…hmm…this article…has the most interesting combination of words and phrases…neuro-noodles…brain broth…panda hole… …wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah, while in Japan, pick up a pack or two of Village Vanguard’s “No-Men”, or “Brain Noodles” (“tastes just like chicken–I mean miso!”. They recommend that you…err…serve it fresh out of a girl’s noggin… You know what, a picture is worth a… Read more →

white dragon noodle bar ramen

If you’ve never seen Blade Runner, stop what you’re doing, put down that bowl of ramen, and go see it. Now! It’s one of the best movies ever made, sci fi or not. And if you want to make some noodles to help celebrate its 35 anniversary, head over to Nerdist for their recipe for Blade Runner Ramen. Yeah, I… Read more →

kiki’s (ramen) delivery service

I’m not sure how I feel about teenager Kiki (a high school version of Studio Ghibli’s classic Kiki’s Delivery Service) peddling Cup Noodles, but the animation is gorgeous enough to make me wish/hope for a full movie than a commercial. Turn on Closed-Captioning for subtitles, and head over to Rocket News 24 for more background info and behind-the-scenes sketches. Read more →

ramen school!

Wanna learn how to make ramen? From scratch?! In Japan!?! Check out the video, then go to Ramen Adventures for more details and to sign up. There’s a 1-day crash course, and there’re multi-day courses available. These are serious classes, and I’m sure everyone from the casually curious to ramen dreamers are welcome. Classes are available in both Osaka and… Read more →

“white egg” chikin (chicken) ramen

A bit of background…there’s a tradition of eating Nissin’s chicken (chikin) instant ramen with an egg that’s cooked by the boiling water. As the egg white cooks, it turns…well…white…therefore the “white egg”. Nissin Japan created several ads bringing the “white egg chikin ramen” into the modern age…kind’a. Youtube provides machine-translated English subtitles. If you need them, click through to Youtube… Read more →

yoshiharu ramen – orange, ca

Yoshiharu is another ramen shop that specializes in tonkotsu ramen, but interestingly enough, they don’t seem to offer a “straight” tonkotsu ramen. They have tonkotsu shoyu, tonkotsu miso, a tonkotsu spicy miso, tonkotsu black, and a tsukemen. And a vegetable ramen. They also offer a few options on the accoutrements. You can order the chashu fatty or lean, and you… Read more →

logan slurps ramen

A tutorial in slurping with the one and only @ramenjunkie ! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on May 30, 2017 at 4:23am PDT Because I just watched Logan (great movie!) and because Ivan Orkin is cool, here’s Ivan teaching Hugh Jackman how to slurp ramen. Sure, why not? Read more →

hironori ramen – irvine, ca

Irvine has a new fancy food hall, and it has a new ramen shop! HiroNori, a “Craft Ramen” shop, is the brainchild of partners Hiromichi and Tadanori (get it?), two Japanese natives who’re apparently making everything from scratch, including their noodles. Intrigued? So am I! First, the TRADE Food Hall plaza, where HiroNori Rame is located, has a small parking… Read more →

somen (not ramen) fun!

I just saw this (really pricey, but really cool!) toy and had a flashback of a really fond memory. I spent one Summer in Japan for a study abroad program and I stayed with a wonderful host family (we still keep in touch!). One early evening, my host Dad took me and the kids for a walk in the neighborhood.… Read more →